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Muslim cleric who railed against Al Shabaab gunned down in Somalia

Gunmen in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Tuesday shot dead an influential moderate Muslim cleric who was a vocal opponent of the radical preachings of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, police said. Mohamed Idris, 64, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was shot in the…

Muslim cleric shot dead in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen Sunday shot dead a Muslim cleric in northeastern Nigeria who was known for giving sermons condemning the actions of an Islamic sect responsible for a series of violent attacks in recent months. The cleric was killed outside a mosque in the remote northeastern city of Maiduguri when…

Top Muslim cleric calls on soldiers to kill Gaddafi

Follow live updates of the Libyan uprising. Prominent Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi called on Libyan soldiers to shoot leader Muammar Gaddafi dead, issuing a fatwa saying any soldier with the ability should step up “to rid Libya of” the 41-year leader. “Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot…

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